Obituary - Ruby White


Ruby White

October 25, 1926 – October 2, 2023

Ruby was born October 25, 1926 in Kellogg, Idaho to William “Billy” and Lena Gibson. She served during WWII in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS. In 1947, she married Max L. White who pre-deceased her in 1995.

They resided in Pinehurst, Idaho until 1963, when they immigrated to Tsawwassen, B.C. where Ruby worked as a reporter and columnist for the Delta Optimist and a “stringer” for the Vancouver Province, she also helped her husband operate a paint and decorating shop.

The family moved to Point Roberts in 1966 where Ruby was employed at Burns Realty prior to obtaining her broker’s license and establishing Point Roberts Realty, Inc. She was the first member of the Whatcom County Realtors association to earn the prestigious CRB designation.

She was instrumental in bringing a bank and supermarket to Point Roberts, along with other amenities to make life there a little smoother. She was one of the founders of the Point Roberts Registered Voters Association, and served on the board of directors of Community State Bank.

Ruby is survived by sons Michael (Cherilyn) White, Jerry (Karen) White; daughter Laura (Jim) Griffith; granddaughters Leah, Haley, Kali, Keely; grandsons Ryley, Larz, Danny; great-granddaughters, Addy, Bristol, Faith, Juliette, Aylish; great-grandsons, Max, Matthew, Caden and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Max, daughter Sara and son Pat.

In her heart Ruby was always a caretaker and protecter of her family, friends and community. She was known to speak her mind and admired for it and will be sorely missed.

Donations in Ruby’s memory may be made to: Whatcom Hospice Administration 2800 Douglas Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225.